A CRT BASED CURRICULUM IS BEING DISCUSSED AT THE AUGUST 24 MEETING
RBUSD continues the process of integrating the tenets of Critical Race Theory into the curriculum.
At the next board meeting they will be discussing how they intend to go through the process of integrating the curriculum of Learning for Justice, which offers nearly 900 courses which reinforce concepts of Critical Race Theory.
We ask everyone to pay close attention and also state their objection to this and any association with an organization that endorses CRT principles.
The school board continues to deny they are bringing CRT to our community. It is time to let them know that our community IS informed and DOES NOT AGREE with the concepts promoted by Learning for Justice.
The words Critical Race Theory do not need to be stated when all of concepts are apparent. Click on this link and read the first paragraph to give you a sense of their purpose. Does this sound like an unbiased organization?
In our work with educators, schools, students and communities, Learning for Justice seeks to uphold the mission of the Southern Poverty Law Center: to be a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people.
To give a sense of their perspective and teaching methods:
Continuous discussions of "identity" is an integral part of changing the way children think. These identity discussions are woven throughout much of the recommended coursework.
No child is too young to discuss their gender, race, religion or socioeconomic status. This module provides an example of how they train young children to look at people not based upon who they are on the inside, but what they look like on the outside.
Critical Race Theorists do not believe in being "color blind" and treating everyone equally. People must be categorized and children's thinking needs to morph towards looking at skin color first.
Notice how they prod students to make assumptions about people based upon their appearance.
Since when do we train children to make assumptions about others? This runs completely opposite to how most people raise their children.
Notice also words such as: "dominant traits" and multiple references to religion. The question every parent / community member should be asking - Why is a school district incorporating this into the curriculum? There is a purpose for these types of lessons. The ultimate goal with programs such as this is not to educate, but to indoctrinate with a different mentality and moral code - which most likely does not align with traditional American values such as treating everyone with equally and with respect.
Very important for everyone to read this article, written by a member of the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. In this article she references teaching as activism and notes how powerful teaching is. Teaching certainly is powerful if teachers are permitted to incorporate their politics into the classroom and veer away from teaching towards the indoctrination of that teachers' particular viewpoint.
Note how she addresses how teachers can apply Marxist theory into the classroom. While people may think this cannot happen, everyone should be concerned that when curriculum from companies such as Learning for Justice is brought into a school district, the Pandora's box is then open for teachers to adopt what they wish, without parent knowledge or consent.
CALL TO ACTION
Insist that school board members explain why RBUSD is even considering the integration of curriculum from a CRT aligned organization when at the same time RBUSD denies they are integrating CRT into the curriculum.
Discussions of identity, privilege, social justice, intersectionality are CRT concepts and do not belong in our schools.